Crabes et crevettes (1929) – Part I


It seems we only have room in our hearts for one pioneering French underwater filmmaker because few people remember the life and works of Jean Painleve. He began making underwater movies in the 1920’s – some on location and some in aquarium tanks – and was renowned (in France at least) for his offbeat blend of art and science.

His movies peered unflinchingly into the science of aquatic life, playing them out to original musical scores, often with a dose of wry humor thrown in.

Here are the crabs and shrimp (part 1).

One Response to “Crabes et crevettes (1929) – Part I”

  1. Emmett says:

    The music is over the top — what drama! Viva les crevettes.

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